Monthly Archives: December 2005

BizTalk Server 2004 – Planning a New Integration Part 2

This is the second repost in my “Planning” series. I wrote this post over a year ago and I’ve used these techniques in many large and small integration projects with great success. Please feel free to add your comments on how … Continue reading 

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Commerce Server 2006: Max Akbar Starts Blogging!

Max Akbar [MSFT] has (finally) started a Commerce Server blog. Max is a Program Manager for the Commerce Server team and is by far, one of the most knowledgeable Commerce Server developers out there. I had the pleasure of working … Continue reading 

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ASP.NET 2.0: Web Testing with Visual Studio

Josh Christie [MSFT] from the Visual Studio Team System Web and Load Testing team has released a great whitepaper on Web Test Authoring and Debugging Techniques on MSDN. This is one of the best ASP.NET web testing articles I’ve read … Continue reading 

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Commerce Server 2006: Channel 9 Video!

Channel 9 has released a new Commerce Server video starring Ryan Donovan, Mark Townsend and my email buddy Max Akbar. This is a great video explaining the value proposition offered by Commerce Server 2006. I do take exception to one … Continue reading 

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BizTalk Server 2004 – Planning a New B2B Integration

I’ve decided to repost a few articles after receiving several emails asking how to “plan and develop” a BizTalk application. As with any development project, planning is the key to success! OK! You’ve played around with BizTalk Server 2004 for … Continue reading 

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Commerce Server 2006: Beta 1 Signup

The Commerce Server 2006 Beta 1 bits are now available from the new Microsoft Connect site. Santa Ryan gives us an early Christmas present (or holiday gift to be PC). Sign up now and join me in beta newsgroups! Jeff

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ASP.NET 2.0 and Web Standards – Getting Started

For the first time in several years I’m doing some serious ASP.NET web development. Having followed the “web standards” debate for the past few years (and seeing how Microsoft has been trashed again and again for it’s lack of standards support), … Continue reading 

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Commerce Server 2006: Beta 1 Christmas Gift

Ryan Donovan [MSFT] is giving us “E-Commerce Geeks” a real Christmas present this year and will be releasing the first beta of Commerce Server 2006. According to Ryan, this will be a “public” beta so stay tuned for signup and … Continue reading 

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BizTalk Server 2004 – Excel Parser News

Today we receive a large number of B2B transaction documents in both XML and flat-file formats but some of our trading partners would like to send us Excel files. Since BizTalk Server 2004 doesn’t come with a native Excel Receive Adapter … Continue reading 

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BizTalk Server 2004 – Mapping Small Loops

I thought I’d repost this due to some recent emails asking how to change the “link properties” in a map. This could be accomplished using the Table Looping functoids but I was looking for a quick and dirty solution. This … Continue reading 

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